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What an egg-citing week we have had! As the eggs have been delivered we have talked about the life cycle of a hen and made some brilliant pictures explaining each stage. The children have loved watching the chicks hatch and we were very lucky to record it for you to watch!
We have also had a visit from a Farmer and she brought some of her animals for us to meet. The children were very gentle when petting the hen and the lamb.
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Kaden Bestford for always being such a kind friend. He has been a brilliant friend to our new starters and always looks after them. Thank you for being such a caring little boy Kaden! Maisie Clarey for her brilliant initial sound work. Maisie found a ball outside and told me “Ball starts with a b” Well done Maisie! Rowan Freeman for coming into nursery so well with gran! He was also a little sad when his friend went home, but he decided he would find another friend to play with. Well done Rowan! Ivy Hendry as she has shown so much enthusiasm for learning about the farm animals. She loved acting out the role of a farmer, milking the cows and feeding the lambs. She is also very excited to meet our very own chicks! And finally Dakota Bilgin-Darvishi as he has impressed me so much with his confidence coming into group independently. He has also told me all about the farm animals especially the horses. Wonderful job Dakota!
Just a little reminder that nursery/school will be closed on Monday 18th June for a training day. We will see you on Tuesday 19th!
Welcome back everybody! This week we have started our new topic; On the Farm. Before we started our topic we asked the children what they already know about the farm and they shared lots of interesting facts. Odin told me farmers “make fur into woolly hats off sheep” and Bobby told me “The farmer keeps his animals safe”
We have had lots of fun learning about the role of a farmer in our new role play corner. The children have been picking the vegetables, cleaning the stables and collecting the hen's eggs to take to the farm shop. We have also talked about where different animals live and sorted which live on the farm and which live in Africa.
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Ella-Rae Gustard as she was excellent at our rhyming activity this week. She was also able to tell me rhyming words and continue a rhyming string. A big well done Ella! Harrison Binyon for his brilliant knowledge of farm animals. He also made a great prediction about a story we were reading. Keep up the good work Harrison! Ruby Buckle for doing a great job with our oral blending game. Great work Ruby! Mia Palin has been chosen as one of our little rays of sunshine this week as her confidence is growing each week. It is lovely to see her talking to adults in the nursery when playing. Keep up the amazing work Mia! And finally Annabelle Gilchrist as she always tries her best at every activity that she carries out. Well done Annabelle!
This week to end our mini-beast topic we focused on ladybirds. Some of us read the story “What the Ladybird Heard” and enjoyed making a story map to talk about the setting, events and characters. We had lots of fun using the props to re-tell the story! We have done a variety of different ladybird crafts and enjoyed decorating ladybird biscuits. They were delicious!
Some of us received a letter from Lanky Len and Hefty Hugh; the robbers from our story. They told us that they had stolen our guinea pigs; Peppa and Pickles. We had to follow the map all around the nursery garden, it was very tricky but we found them!! This sparked the children's imagination and creativity and they made traps and their own maps so they could find the robbers!
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Theia Allwood for being so enthusiastic when we rescued the guinea pigs from the robbers. She worked great in a team and listened to her friend's suggestions. Theia then looked for the robbers in the garden all afternoon. What a brilliant imagination you had Theia! Charlie Miller for being so incredibly brave going into hospital for grommets. We wish her a very speedy recovery and look forward to seeing her after the holiday! Amelia Harvey as she is always so keen to find her name card and practice writing her name. She also tries to remember the little rhymes we say when writing each letter. Well done Amelia, keep up the good work! Jacob Fletcher for settling so well into the routines of nursery life and joining in with group time activities. Well done, we hope you continue to enjoy your time with us! And finally Emily King for her enthusiasm when searching for Peppa and Pickles when Hefty Hugh and Lanky Len kidnapped them. She designed her own map and looked at it to tell her where she needed to go. Well done everybody!
We hope you all have a lovely holiday and we will see you when we return on the 4th of June!
This week we have been learning all about spiders! We have thoroughly enjoyed searching for spiders in the nursery garden and have looked in books and on Ipads to find out some interesting facts about them. We found out that spiders have eight legs so have been doing some great counting, matching and subtraction activities with our spiders!
We did a very fun experiment to find out why spiders don't stick to their webs. We discovered it was because they have oil on their legs. Therefore we decided to make some spider web pictures. We rolled balls and marbles in paint to create the sticky spiderweb and then painted our hands to make a spider. We have also been talking about how to be a good friend. We rolled the string to our friend and said something nice about them! We made a brilliant friendship web and learnt that we are all different as we like different things, but we were all connected by the web!
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Freddie Cavagin for doing an amazing job with his jolly phonics. He is now able to recognise the sounds; s, a, t, p and i. He was also able to play I Spy and fed our spider objects with a given initial sound. Amazing work Freddie! Bobby Dobson for building such good friendships in nursery. We made a friendship web and Bobby told us “Finlay is my friend cause he's a bit funny he says funny things, he builds fantastic models” It is great to see you more confident and playing with your friends! Paddy Lambert-Cousins for thoroughly enjoying learning some phonic sounds. He was able to sort a range of objects according to their initial sound. This week we learnt the sound; p and Paddy said “That's my name” He also tried very hard to write a P. Great work paddy, keep it up! Oliver Hallam for telling me some amazing facts about mini-beasts. Oliver you were also brilliant at solving the mini-beast riddles. Well done Oliver! And finally Toby Rowland for always being so happy and enthusiastic about learning. He comes in each morning with a huge smile and is caring towards others!
As we have learnt lots of facts about mini-beasts we decided to venture into the nursery garden to find some real life bugs! We searched under logs, in the soil and on leaves and were lucky enough to find slugs, spiders, ants, woodlice, ladybirds, grubs, snails and worms. The children are very confident when talking about what the mini-beasts look like and they were fantastic at solving our mini-beast riddles!
We would just like to thank everybody that came along to our stay and play sessions this week and we hope you enjoyed it. Thank you for your continued support!
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Lilly Reed for being so enthusiastic during our mini beast hunt. She even brought in some snails to show her friends and they found them a lovely new home in the nursery garden! Harry Maskell for his amazing effort writing his name. He's almost cracked it, keep up the hard work! Jude Johnson for always trying his best during our group sessions. Jude is always so enthusiastic and is such a friendly, happy little boy. Well done Jude! Robbie Cleary has had a fantastic week and was a superstar at solving the mini beast riddles. Keep up the good work Robbie! And finally Sam Moss for doing an amazing job with his PECS book and for putting together some simple sentences. Sam will now often comment on what he can see and hear. Fantastic progress Sam!
We have continued to learn lots more about mini-beasts this week and have enjoyed finding out some interesting facts by looking in books. The children have also been using mini-beasts in their number work. We have counted the pom poms on the ladybirds and done some subtracting with caterpillars.
Some of us had an urgent letter from Will the worm because his home had been destroyed. Therefore we decided to make him a worm hotel. We talked about how to look after our worms and then went on a worm hunt in the garden. We are excited to watch the worms as they make tunnels and dig in the soil!
Our little rays of sunshine this week are Ashton Allerton for doing an amazing job with his numbers. When asked he was able to give me the correct number of wiggly worms in the jar. Fantastic work Ashton! Eden Conroy for doing some amazing counting. She quickly recognised the number of spots on the dice and added the corresponding number of pom poms onto the ladybird. Well done Eden! Jack Todd for his amazing mini beast knowledge. He told us all about spider webs and how “they catch flies and eat them up” Great job Jack! Kobe Egglestone for thoroughly enjoying our new topic; mini beasts. He has loved looking for bugs and looking in books to learn lots of interesting facts. What a great week Kobe! And finally Sammy Cummins for being such a kind friend. He was a fantastic buddy to Rowan and encouraged him to play with him in all the areas. Thank you for being so kind Sammy!